Kesennuma Station in December 2012
|Location||1-5-25 Furumachi, Kesennuma-shi, Miyagi-ken 988-0077|
|Operated by||JR East|
|Platforms||1 side + 1 island platforms|
|Status||Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi)|
|Opened||31 July 1929|
|Passengers (FY2018)||196 daily|
Kesennuma Station was a junction station served by the Ōfunato Line and the Kesennuma Line. The station is 62.0 kilometers from Ichinoseki and 72.8 kilometers from Maeyachi. Since the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, services on the Kesennuma Line between Kesennuma and Yanaizu have been suspended, and services replaced by a provisional bus rapid transit line. The Ōfunato Line still serves Kesennuma from its terminal at Ichinoseki; however services past Kesennuma have likewise been suspended and replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit Line.
|1||■ Kesennuma Line||for Yanaizu (suspended)|
|2||■ Kesennuma Line||siding|
|3||■ Ōfunato Line||for Ichinoseki|
Kesennuma Station opened on 31 July 1929 on the Ōfunato Line. Passenger services on the Kesennuma Line began on 11 February 1957. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987. Since the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the station has become the de facto terminal station of the Ōfunato Line, with services beyond the station replaced by a provisional bus rapid transit line. Services on the Kesennuma Line have also been suspended and replaced by a bus line.
In fiscal 2018, the station was used by an average of 196 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
- National Route 284
- Kesennuma Furumachi post office
- Kesennuma tax office
- 各駅の乗車人員 (2018年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2018)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
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